Easy-going, broad-minded, happy person. I appreciate the natural world and enjoy good food and intercultural exchange. I speak Mandarin, Motu and some Spanish, and I teach Flamenco Dance. My partner is a geologist and he can speak Tok Pisin. I avoid political debate as far as possible.
I give food and affection to two tabby cats and a couple of Zebra Danio fish.
I love preparing and drinking Taiwan High Mountain Oolong tea, taking time to sip the tea and contemplate its almost poetic aroma.
I gain enormous satisfaction from noticing how other people do things.
I've travelled extensively around China, and love the humility with which the Chinese people carry themselves. They are considerate, giving hosts, and this has influenced me greatly.
My life motto is: to thine own self be true.